Peter J. Marathas Jr. Esq.

Peter Marathas is a partner in the Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & ERISA Litigation Practice Center and heads both the Employee Benefits Practice in the Boston office and Proskauer’s Health Care Reform Task Force.
As demonstrated by his “Band One” ranking in Chambers USA, Peter has a solid reputation as being among a short list of U.S. employee benefits lawyers who can guide his clients through complex federal and state benefits laws and tax, securities, ERISA and corporate governance issues in a sensible, efficient and understandable manner. Individual executives, management teams, boards and compensation committees in Boston, New York and across the U.S. recommend Peter as a go-to lawyer who provides clear advice on all matters related to the design and implementation of employee benefits and compensation programs.
Possessing wide-ranging technical knowledge, Peter has extensive experience negotiating equity, benefits and compensation matters in complex business transactions, executive employment and severance agreements, and retention and change of control agreements. He also has significant experience designing and implementing qualified retirement plans, welfare plans, equity and incentive programs that meet the numerous and intricate requirements of applicable federal and state law.
Peter is a prolific writer and active speaker on all employee benefits matters, including the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, on which he is recognized as a thought leader. Private and governmental employers nationwide have engaged Peter to help them understand and meet the demands of the new law and, since early 2009, he has spoken on the topic to thousands of employers at seminars and presentations in more than 40 states.
Peter’s knowledge of the ACA, called “unparalleled” by Chambers, coupled with his insights from insiders in Washington on the latest developments, places him in a very exclusive group of counselors who can speak intelligently and authoritatively on reform and its impact on employers. He uses his practical experience advising Massachusetts employers on Massachusetts Universal Health Care Reform to help employers from across the country understand how the new federal reforms will impact the way in which they deliver group health insurance to their employees. In addition, Peter is often quoted in major publications about all benefits matters, including the ACA and other employee benefits and compensation matters. Most recently, he was the managing author of the 5th edition of The New Health Care Reform Law – What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide), published by Thompson Information Services.
In addition to his Chambers ranking, Peter has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States and has been consistently listed in Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers.  

J.D., University of Illinois College of Law (1994) magna cum laude
M.A., Bradley University (1986) summa cum laude
B.A., Bradley University (1981) cum laude

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
374 T.M., ERISA - Litigation, Procedure, Preemption and Other Title I Issues (co-author)